Kumamoto Station


Kumamoto Station

infobox japan station



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name=熊本
namerom=Kumamoto
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line=Kagoshima Main Line,
Hōhi Main Line
operator=Kyushu Railway Company
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nihongo|Kumamoto Station|熊本駅|Kumamoto-eki is the central railway station of the city of Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by Kyushu Railway Company.

In front of the station is a tram stop of the tram operated by Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau named Kumamoto-Ekimae Station.

Lines

Kumamoto is an intermediate station of the Kagoshima Main Line and a terminal station of the Hōhi Main Line.

History

The station, one of the key stations of the railway network in the island of Kyūshū, started operation on July 1, 1891 when the Kyūshū Railway extended the railway (later named Kagoshima Main Line) from Tamana Station (then called Takase Station) to this station.

The Hōhi Main Line was opened on June 21, 1914.

JR limited express trains

* Relay Tsubame (Hakata - Shin-Yatsushiro)
* Ariake (Kokura - Kumamoto)
* Kyushu-Odan-Tokkyu (Beppu - Hitoyoshi)
* Kumagawa (Kumamoto - Hitoyoshi)
* Hayabusa (Tokyo - Kumakoto)

References

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